On the different forms of the kinematical constraint in BFKL

Michal Deak, Krzysztof Kutak, Wanchen Li, Anna M. Staśto

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We perform a detailed analysis of the different forms of the kinematical constraint imposed on the low x evolution that appear in the literature. We find that all of them generate the same leading anti-collinear poles in Mellin space which agree with BFKL up to NLL order and up to NNLL in N= 4 sYM. The coefficients of subleading poles vanish up to NNLL order for all constraints and we prove that this property should be satisfied to all orders. We then demonstrate that the kinematical constraints differ at further subleading orders of poles. We quantify the differences between the different forms of the constraints by performing numerical analysis both in Mellin space and in momentum space. It can be shown that in all three cases BFKL equation can be recast into the differential form, with the argument of the longitudinal variable shifted by the combination of the transverse coordinates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number647
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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